Covering Chicago

Welcome our new journalism fellow, Mirkica Popovik. 

We have an exciting addition to our staff, and she’ll be breaking grounds for the city of Chicago.

Our new fellow, Mirkica Popovik, will be covering Chicago’s media sites as a part of the Macedonian Media Leaders Program. The program, which started last year, is meant to “help strengthen the media sector in Macedonia through the professional development of journalists,” as it says on the IREX website.

It’s a program organized by the US Embassy in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, and IREX, a nonprofit organization in Washington, D.C.

You can read her full story here.

Register – The Essentials of Twitter for Nonprofits and Communicators

Have you started tweeting? Do you know where to start? Twitter is a powerful online tool that can help your organization promote events, raise funds and design programming by discovering and engaging in conversations about your issues. This class will help the beginner and intermediate social media communicators easily fold Twitter into their daily workflows and their organization’s communication plans.

When: Thursday, Sept. 10
Time: 9am – Noon
Where: Columbia College Chicago
Address: 33 E. Congress Parkway, Chicago, IL Rm 509
Cost: $95 for nonprofits/ $142.50 forprofits
Trainers: Susy Schultz and Deontae Moore

Materials to Bring:
Smartphone or Tablet (with the Twitter app on it)

**Please Note: We recommend that you already have a Twitter account. Even if you have not tweeted, please have an account set up before registration. We ask that you list your Twitter handle and the amount of followers you have during registration.

Register for a spot in our Twitter training here.

Welcome Leadership Council and New Board Members

The Workshop held our inaugural Leadership Council meeting today, June 19, together with the Annual Board of Directors meeting. We were thrilled to welcome four new members to our Board of Directors as well.

Thank you so much to all our current board members, retiring board members and leadership council members. We were inspired by the wonderful ideas you brought to the table today and are looking forward to a great year ahead.

Board of Directors and Leadership Council Meeting

Our Leadership Council:

•    Johnathon Briggs, PCI
•    Michael Burke, Buffett Early Childhood
•    Emily Culbertson, Emily Culbertson Consulting
•    Valerie Denney, Valerie Denney Communications
•    Luisa Echevarria, Univision
•    Laurie Glenn, ThinkInc.
•    Cornelia Grumman, University of Chicago
•    Mark Hallett, Illinois Humanities Council
•    Marj Halperin, Marj Halperin Consulting
•    Jeff McCarter, Free Spirit Media
•    Mary Morton, Morton Group
•    Eva Penar, Chicago Community Trust
•    Sheila Solomon, Rivet Radio
•    Carol Summerfield, TeamWorks Media
•    Laura Washington, Chicago Sun-Times

Our Board of Directors:

•    Gary Arnold, Access Living
•    Claudia Banks, Safer Foundation
•    Thomas Bradley, Laner Muchin
•    Mandy Burrell Booth, Metropolitan Planning Council
•    Ofelia Casillas, Edelman Chicago
•    Hanke Gratteau, Journalist
•    James O’Shea, Author and Journalist
•    William Parker, Editor
•    Teresa Puente, Columbia College Chicago
•    Susy Schultz, Community Media Workshop
•    Jill Stewart, DePaul University
•    Alejo Torres, Federal Reserve Bank
•    Ann Warden, The Joyce Foundation
•    Patrick Wilmot, Pace Suburban Bus

Keeping the Peace, Peacefully: What did we learn?

Interested in learning more about the discussions and lessons learned from our McCormick Foundation Specialized Reporting Institute on Police, Race and Community Relations?

Articles about the Institute and additional resources for journalists reporting on these critical issues are available here.

Join the conversation and follow the most recent updates via #RaceandPolice on Twitter.

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